22 Oct 2020

Competitions Valdosta National 2021

Dedo Maranville Fine Arts GalleryValdosta, Georgia, United States

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Valdosta National 2021

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: November 16, 2020 – The Valdosta National 2021 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2021 will be the 33rd year of the annual fine arts juried exhibition.

Virtual Exhibition: Opens January 19, 2021.

Open to all artists over 18 living in the United States. All artwork must have been completed in the last 5 years (no earlier than 2015,) original, and not previously shown in the VSU Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery. Valdosta State University faculty and staff are ineligible to apply to the Valdosta National 2021.

Claire Dempster is an Atlanta-based writer and arts administrator. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Georgia and holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her previous research explored monuments as they relate to national identity and mourning, while her current focus considers the influence of technology on the consumption and creation of visual culture. Her writings have appeared in publications including Art Papers and Burnaway. Having previously held fundraising and communications positions at The Woodruff Arts Center, she currently works for Burnaway Inc. As an arts administrator and fundraiser, she hopes to contribute to the radical transformation of art institutions as accessible resources for all communities.

AWARDS – $1,500.00

The fee to enter is $20.00 for one, two or three artworks. This is reduced from our normal fee of $35, however the $1500 in awards is the same as other years.


Questions? Contact Gallery Director Professor Julie Bowland: jabowlan@valdosta.edu (229) 333-5835.

No gallery sales commission. Potential collectors may contact the artists directly with email provided on the website of the virtual exhibition.


  • Deadline for entry: November 16, 2019, 11:59 PM Mountain Time Zone
  • Notifications e-mailed: By December 13, 2019
  • Virtual exhibition opens: January 19, 2021

The VSU Fine Arts Gallery is committed to providing a teaching and learning environment serving a diverse student body and local audience. The Gallery fills a unique niche in the region as a venue for exhibitions showcasing student artwork as well as art from outside the region. Diverse exhibitions serve both the state and regional community by providing cultural enrichment and expanded educational opportunities to everyone.

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, with approximately 11,500 students, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region.

Valdosta State University
Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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